How I Added a Little Modern to My Home Office

I recently decided I needed to make a few changes in my office.  I can’t say this is anything unusual for me, especially because I am organizationally-impaired.  My office and my prop room are the two most difficult areas of my home to keep looking sharp, because they both require constant reorganization.

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 wire tiered basket from Home Goods

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A Little Southern Hospitality

I shared design trends and paint colors from HGTV’s Smart Home 2014 that I toured a few weeks ago, and today I am sharing the dinner party I hosted for the southern bloggers who came to Nashville for the exclusive blogger tour.

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Exciting Updates and Progressing Projects

Another busy week when I’ve barely had time to write!  This week included a Speed Staging that was pretty dramatic.

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speed staging in Brentwood, TN

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Creating Ambiance in the Kitchen

I found a pair of mid-century lamps last week at a Barn Sale here in Nashville that I couldn’t pass up.  I bought them without knowing whether or not they worked, so I set them up in the kitchen to test them with light bulbs.  

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quick photo with my cell phone 

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Painting Projects – One Paint Color, Three Ways

Spring is nearly, finally here! I actually have some spring bulbs popping up in my yard, which makes me hopeful for warmer weather.

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Spring!

 

Spring always inspires a few projects around my house, so here’s a few I finished up this week. Let’s start with the mid-century dresser I found at an estate sale in the late fall.  I had been looking for just the right piece to use in my dining room as a sideboard with lots of storage.  

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Second Chance at Allison’s Rug and Winning News

Remember how the last rug we ordered for my assistant, Allison, showed up a lemon-lime color? Well, she was able to return it and we took a chance on our #2 choice:

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Living Room Inspiration Board

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Staging a Dated Sofa – Styling Tricks from The Decorologist

I did another Speed Staging this week where I had to pull some magic out of my hat.  Well, not really magic.  But I had to be resourceful.  Below is the living room of the house about to go on the market to sell.   I chose a new (more neutral!) wall color for them, which should be painted within the next couple of days.   Is there something we could do to update and improve this sofa?  Well, yes, and  I’m hoping these tips may be helpful for you:

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